Morgan Watkins was born in Camden, North London. He trained for 3 years at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He left to perform at The National Theatre and followed this with leads at the Almeida and the Watford Palace Theatre. He played Len in the revival of Edward Bond's 'Saved' and returned to the theatre a year later to play Eben in the 5 star critically acclaimed revival of 'Desire Under the Elms' by Eugene O'Neill. He has worked extensively with Synergy Theatre company who use art rehabilitation in prisons and last year appeared at The Theatre 503 in 'The Monkey', a play by ex-prisoner John Stanley in which he played the lead Terry. He is currently developing The Monkey into a feature film.
Morgan has worked extensively across British and American TV. He played Norman Pike in the Emmy winning and Golden Globe nominated 'The Hour' and also appeared in Bafta nominated 'The Mill'. He recently appeared as Mike Steele in 'A Very English Scandal' alongside Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.
Morgan began his extensive film career in 'Wild Bill' directed by Dexter Fletcher and has since gone on to appear in many major feature films. He appeared alongside Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson and Taron Egerton in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'. He played alongside Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep in 'Suffragette'. He was directed by the great Alan Rickman in his final film 'A Little Chaos'. He played the lead in critically acclaimed British Indy 'Chicken' and last year appeared in 'Profile' which was screened at the London Film Festival 2018. His latest film, Small City is currently in post production. It is a hard hitting film about human trafficking and the criminal underworld of London.
He has also fronted many major campaigns in fashion including H&M, 7 of All Mankind, Pal Zileri, Topman, Vivenne Westwood and Stone Island.